I own an E series 1911 SC. Its design and artistic elegance grabbed me as well. But...... I shot some +P loads at an indoor range and the magazine release broke rendering it inoperable. The gun had maybe 300+ total rounds thru it. The release is a MIM part. I sent it back to S&W and didn't ask for a replacement MIM part. She now wears a CNC milled release. Secondly, the barrel moves laterally in lock-up (round chambered). This has +'s and -'s. On the + side, it will load reliably and not malfunction if it is very dirty from neglect. On the - side, it won't be as accurate as you might like. The only way to fix this is with a new barrel and bushing that when properly fitted is tight at lock-up.